Fantastic mouthpiece and a very reasonable price! D'addario has really come through with this series - it is very comparable to the Vandoren V16 series but with very evident increased projection and darkness (vintage sound)! It can also go brighter just as easily too! Classic sound and response with even intonation across the range. Very easy blowing and great intonation, I use a Rovner Versa-X Ligature with it and absolutely love it!